OBAMA, FAILURE TO LEAD …
Freshman democrat US Senator Joe Mancin of West Virginia ripped President Barack Obama a new one today on the floor of the Senate stating that Obama failed to lead with his recently released budget proposal. Look for Manchin’s “Obama failure to lead” comment in a GOP Presidential candidate political commercial in 2012.
Manchin charged the president with failing to lead the way in reducing spending, while also criticizing Republicans for offering “partisan” and “unrealistic” budget proposals.
“Why are we doing all this when the most powerful person in these negotiations — our president — has failed to lead this debate or offer a serious proposal for spending and cuts that he would be willing to fight for?”
This is what happens when a Democrat wins in a “red” state like West Virginia. Manchin knows that he faces election in 2012 and if he does not do what he said during the 2010 special west Virginia election, the voters will cast him aside. Manchin basically ran a a Republican, putting the cross-hairs, literally, on the Cap & Trade bill.